Hagafors Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara


Wooden Stool in Stained Beech by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Hagafors of Sweden

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This seemingly simple stool is a design classic.

Designed in the 1960’s by Finnish Modernist Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) for Hagafors of Sweden (stamped underneath), the seat has a slight curve for ultimate comfort, so unusual in a wooden stool. Constructed from solid beech, it was available in two colourways: natural and this stained black version.

Work by Tapiovaara is to be found in design museums around the world and a retrospective exhibition was held at the Designmuseo in Helsinki in 2014 to mark the centenary of his birth.

This stool is in really good condition, with no damage to the legs. The seat shows one item of wear (a ring mark, probably made by a mug, but it has not damaged the wood or the stain and only shows in certain lights).

Height: 44cm; Seat length: 47.5cm; Seat width: 38cm

Kitsch Katz

We’re husband & wife team Lynn and Brendan, known on the circuit as Mr. & Mrs. Katz! We started off as collectors, so our own home is eclectic. When the collections started spilling over, we started to do fairs up and down the country. We love what we sell and really enjoy chatting to customers and browsers alike.

We specialise in 1960’s & 70’s and stock small furniture, lighting (all PAT tested), textiles, technology, pictures, kitchenalia, glass & ceramics. We also carry a number of pieces of design-led jewellery.

We offer a shopping service, so if there’s something in particular you’re looking for, we may have it in stock or can try to locate it for you.

We’re based in the West Midlands and are happy to discuss personal collection or delivery of larger items.

Please note: All prices are exclusive of postage/delivery. Postage is by Royal Mail or Parcelforce and is governed by their pricing structure.

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